XFL DFS Week 3 Help: Competition Inside the Games

When looking to enjoy your XFL DFS experience in week 3, look to my article for a moment from week 1 or week 2 to understand what this is about as who is in control of these offenses and defenses. Don’t forget to view as much game film as you want maybe late at night if you do so for the players in this league, as I have not had any trouble finding any players’ college and short professional film. This week we are focusing a bit more on the narratives and the strategies of DFS on Draftkings.

XFL DFS Week 3 Satruday

Houston Roughnecks at Tampa Bay Vipers

  • Odds: Roughnecks -5.5
  • Over/Under: 47
  • Time: 2 p.m. ET
  • TV Channel: ABC
  • Take Houston
  • Narrative: June Jones Run and Shoot vs. Jerry Glanville blitz. These 2 have had a rift apart from each other. See my article from week 2 for more on this. This should be a lot of fun as Tampa has a no name defense, that could not rush the passer in week 1 but showed an improved rush vs. Seattle. Seattle is desperate for a win.
  • Best WR’s to Target in order: Phillips if healthy, Lewis, Holley, Coates
  • Truesdell, SJ Green (CFL new aquisition) Williams, Horn, Tolliver, S. Jones
  • RB touches: J> Patrick (27), D. Smith (23),
  • Butler (20), A. Williams (7)

Dallas Renegades at Seattle Dragons

  • Odds: Renegades -4.5
  • Over/Under: 44.5
  • Time: 5 p.m. ET
  • TV Channel: FOX
  • Take the under
  • Narrative: Can Stoops and Landry Jones take on what I consider to be the 2nd best defense in the league? Maybe best when it comes to yards allowed to WRs. Someone will break one for Dallas, its just a matter of who. See below who your best options are in DFS.
  • Best WR to Target in Order: K. Reynolds, A Prohl, D. Byrd, C. Hamlett
  • D. Parham, J. Badet, F. Nagel, S. Pric
  • RB’S with most touches over 2 wks: K. Farrow (21) T. Williams (20)
  • CAP: (Artis-Payne 29), Dunbar (23)
  • WR’s to target in order: Parham, Badet, Nagel, Price, Ferguson
  • A. Reynolds, A. Proehl, Byrd,
  • RB touches: Camereon-Artis Payne (25), L. Dunbar (23),
  • Farrow (23), T. Williams (18)

Sunday

New York Guardians at St. Louis BattleHawks

  • Odds: BattleHawks -7.5
  • Over/Under: 42
  • Time: 3 p.m. ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Take NY and or the under
  • Narrative: RB’s trying to make or remake their mark in the XFL, with a smash mouth style from both teams, the STL Hawks announced they want a 50% balanced attack. NY is just trying to bounce back as Victor is the underdog of the XFL. Read about his experience in a refugee camp here.
  • Best WR to target in order: M. McKay, J. Horn, C. Pearson, J. Powell, E. Bibbs
  • D. Peirson-El, A. Russell, D. Washington, K. Mumphrey, M. Lucas
  • RB touched over 2 weeks:
  • T. Cook (18), D. Victor (15)
  • M. Jones (39), C. Micheal (25)

DC Defenders at Los Angeles Wildcats

  • Odds: Defenders -7
  • Over/Under: 45.5
  • Time: 6 p.m. ET
  • TV Channel: FS1
  • Take LA and/or the over
  • Narrative: Rashad Ross a WR for the Defenders was drafted by the Wildcats, then apparently traded to DC. Makes for an interesting revenge narrative.
  • Best WR to target in order: R. Ross, E. Rogers, Thompson, Lee (TE)
  • N. Spruce, B. Barnes, L. Whitfield
  • Most RB touches to target: Hood (23), Rose (10)
  • Pumphrey (24), Pressley (28)

 

XFL Draftkings DFS Picks for Week 2: Analysis

Going back to last week, we will review for this XFL Week 1 analysis. Starting with the coaches we covered last week and their results on the current resume. This will give us a solid idea of what to expect and project for week 2 XFL for draftkings tournament lineups.

Dallas Renegades – Bob Stoops:

Stoops has been the HC for Oklahoma basically since 1999, successfully grooming quarterbacks and their readiness in the NFL recently with Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray. Expect Landry Jones to play but if out, this is a an unknown scenario. Cameren Artis Payne figures to be heavily involved as well in attempting a balances attack. They are favored by 8.5 points, so we could see a heavier then normal workload for CAP.

DC Defenders – Pep Hamilton:

Hamiltion has a balanced mix of assistant and head coaching experience in college and pro levels. We are likely to see the Indianapolis Colts style of offense along with Stanford’s style in the mix, as the team only announced interestingly, 5 starters instead of the normal 6 starters for fantasy DFS purposes. I would expect a balanced passing attack as they are favored by 7.5 points. Plenty of experienced talent on the team.

Seattle Dragons – Jim Zorn

Zorn has the support of seattle including Pete Carroll. Zorn has a proven track record of being an assistant coaching and driving quarterbacks like Matt Hasslebeck and Joe Flacco to success in the NFL. His west coast style of offense should benefit both the quarterback and the running game as well. His quarterback Brandon Silvers has significant experience at the AAF level of professional play, with starts and wins under his belt.

HOU Roughnecks: June Jones

Jones has experience with the run and shoot offense and/or spread attack in the NFL and has the best quarterback I believe in the XFL. Interestingly there was a rift between him and his coach Jerry Glanville, who is the defensive coordinator of the Tampay Bay Vipors.

LA Wildcats: Winston Moss

Moss has no head coaching experience. He is a long time Packers defensive assistant. We will just have to see what happens with his quarterback situation as Josh Johnson had not practiced as of thursday. If playing he has good dual threat options.

Here’s what I did last week for my optimal tournament lineups with staggering results:

Week 1 results

QB  Phillip Walker – HOU
RB  DeVeon Smith – TB
WR  Rashad Ross – DC
WR  Nelson Spruce – LA
FLEX  Sammie Coates – HOU or Kahlil Lewis HOU
FLEX  Reece Horn – TB
DST  DC Defenders

Tampa Vipers- Marc Trestman

Trestman has had a ton of success coaching as HC and assistant on all levels. There were too many successful quarterbacks in the nfl to mention here however, he has the ability to coach multiple types of offensive systems, and probably the most qualified coach to make a success out of Aaron Murray from Georgia.

NY Guardians- Kevin Gilbride

Gilbride has been able to revive his coaching career after having success as an OC with the Oilers in the 80’s and transitioning to championing the Giants offense led by Eli Manning. We could see similarities with Matthew McGloin under center to real NFL offense.

STL Battlehawks – Jonathan Hayes

The tight end specialist Hayes, will have TE’s in his game plan. If you watched football in the 90’s you may have seen him playing for the steelers and cheifs dating back to the 80’s. He coached under Bob Stoops and Marvin Lewis in the NFL. He has always been part of a winning squad.

XFL Draftkings DFS Picks for Week 1: Analysis

From being familiar with football throughout the years, knowing these coaches is the best way to analyze our approach to the XFL draftkings DFS picks for week 1.

If anyone knows who they are really going to feature in these games let me know, since its anyone’s guess, other then our coaching scenarios for this weekend.

Since I am writing this the day before kickoff we at least have clarity it seems with the depth charts and ideas of how these coaches will use these tools in their offenses.

Dallas Renegades – Bob Stoops:

Stoops has been the HC for Oklahoma basically since 1999, successfully grooming quarterbacks and their readiness in the NFL recently with Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray. Expect Landry Jones to play but if out, this is a an unknown scenario. Cameren Artis Payne figures to be heavily involved as well in attempting a balances attack. They are favored by 8.5 points, so we could see a heavier then normal workload for CAP.

DC Defenders – Pep Hamilton:

Hamiltion has a balanced mix of assistant and head coaching experience in college and pro levels. We are likely to see the Indianapolis Colts style of offense along with Stanford’s style in the mix, as the team only announced interestingly, 5 starters instead of the normal 6 starters for fantasy DFS purposes. I would expect a balanced passing attack as they are favored by 7.5 points. Plenty of experienced talent on the team.

Seattle Dragons – Jim Zorn

Zorn has the support of seattle including Pete Carroll. Zorn has a proven track record of being an assistant coaching and driving quarterbacks like Matt Hasslebeck and Joe Flacco to success in the NFL. His west coast style of offense should benefit both the quarterback and the running game as well. His quarterback Brandon Silvers has significant experience at the AAF level of professional play, with starts and wins under his belt.

HOU Roughnecks: June Jones

Jones has experience with the run and shoot offense and/or spread attack in the NFL and has the best quarterback I believe in the XFL. Interestingly there was a rift between him and his coach Jerry Glanville, so look intently at this matchup when they play against each other.

LA Wildcats: Winston Moss

Moss has no head coaching experience. He is a long time Packers defensive assistant. We will just have to see what happens with his quarterback situation as Josh Johnson had not practiced as of thursday. If playing he has good dual threat options.

With that all in mind here is the optimal tournament lineup:

QB  Phillip Walker – HOU
RB  DeVeon Smith – TB
WR  Rashad Ross – DC
WR  Nelson Spruce – LA
FLEX  Sammie Coates – HOU or Kahlil Lewis HOU
FLEX  Reece Horn – TB
DST  DC Defenders

Tampa Vipers- Marc Trestman

Trestman has had a ton of success coaching as HC and assistant on all levels. There were too many successful quarterbacks in the nfl to mention here however, he has the ability to coach multiple types of offensive systems, and probably the most qualified coach to make a success out of Aaron Murray from Georgia.

NY Guardians- Kevin Gilbride

Gilbride has been able to revive his coaching career after having success as an OC with the Oilers in the 80’s and transitioning to championing the Giants offense led by Eli Manning. We could see similarities with Matthew McGloin under center to real NFL offense.

STL Battlehawks – Jonathan Hayes

The tight end specialist Hayes, will have TE’s in his game plan. If you watched football in the 90’s you may have seen him playing for the steelers and cheifs dating back to the 80’s. He coached under Bob Stoops and Marvin Lewis in the NFL. He has always been part of a winning squad.